Service Providers Durham Region

Business Development

Not Applicable

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
250 The Esplanade – Suite 204
Toronto, ON
M5A 1J2

Their services/programs include:

  • Funding support for high school and post-secondary
  • Foundation for the Advancement for Aboriginal Youth
  • Aboriginal Hall of Fame
  • Aboriginal Membership Program
  • Progressive Aboriginal Relations

Community Services

Available in Durham
no culturally sensitive services

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)
920 Champlain Court,
Whitby, ON
L1N 6K9

Community Services/programs include:

    • Meal delivery and dining programs
    • Caregiver relief
    • Transportation services
    • Community dining
    • Friendly visiting
    • Supportive housing
    • Adult day programs

Home Care Services:
Home care services are customized to meet patients specific needs during a needs assessment

      • Nursing
      • ersonal support (help with bathing, dressing, etc.)
      • Physiotherapy
      • Occupational therapy
      • Speech-language therapy
      • Social work
      • Nutritional counseling
      • Medical supplies and equipment

Cultural Centre – Services

Available in Durham

Durham District School Board
First Nation Métis and Inuit Education

Durham District School Board
400 Tauton Road East
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6
Their Services/programs include:

  • Advisory Circle
  • Aboriginal Family Network Program
  • Self-Identification
  • Speaker Series

Durham Catholic District School Board

650 Rossland Rd. W.
Oshawa, ON
L1J 7C4
Ext. 22291

Their Services/programs include:

  • Community Events

Suswaaning Endaajig Durham College

2000 Simcoe St. N
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7K4

Their Services/programs include:

  • Community Events
  • Full Moon Ceremonies
  • Regalia Making workshops
  • Cultural workshops
  • Cedar Tea Sharing circle
  • Access to Elders
  • Student services

Service Location: Toronto

Council Fire Native Cultural Centre

439 Dundas St. East.
Toronto, ON
M5A 2B1

Their Services/programs include:

  • Food Bank
  • Clothing bank
  • Counseling
  • Health Care Nurse
  • Family nurturing
  • Meals
  • Student Placement
  • Daily Drop in Program
  • Legal Clinic
  • Community Service Work Hours
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Traditional Wakes and Funerals
  • After Care Program
  • Catching a Dream
  • Educational Upgrade

Digital Printing Services

None Currently Available in Durham

Service Location: Toronto
Aboriginal Printing Corporation
Commerce Court North,
25 King St. West Toronto, ON
M5L 1E7

Their services/programs include:

  • digital and offset printing
  • business services
  • one-to-one marketing
  • web to print


Non Currently Available in Durham

Aboriginal Studies- University of Toronto
North Borden Building, 2nd Floor
Toronto On, M5S 2J7
416-243-7669 x226

Their services/programs include:

  • Culture, creativity and the well being of Indigenous people and their knowledge within Canada and globally


None Currently Available in Durham Region

Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle

Service Location: Toronto

P.O. Box 331
York Rd.
Shannon ON
K0K 3A0


Their services/programs include:

  • purchase of training
  • job creation and partnership
  • mobility assistance
  • Targeted wage subsidy
  • Community Youth Forum
  • Alter-abled initiatives

Health Services
Available in the Durham Region
AIDS Committee Durham
22 King St. West
Oshawa, ON
Their services/programs include:

  • counseling
  • food bank
  • holistic services
  • hamper program: food, gifts and toys
  • complimentary therapies program
  • inter-agency support/community programs
  • medical services drop-in
  • skills development
  • Peer mentoring program
  • Support groups
  • advocacy
  • case management
  • youth program
  • volunteer driver program

Not currently available in Durham:
Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Gerrard
179 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON
M5A 2E5
Their services/programs include:

  • Babishikhan – circle of care workers
  • Nmakaandjiiwin – Finding My Way
  • Community Health Worker Training Program
  • ta ti Bean Program (O tay) Homelessness Prevention
  • Enaadamged Kwe (women’s helper) – Traditional Family Services/Counselors

Anishnawbe Health Toronto – Queen
The Queen Street Location is the medical unit
225 Queens St. East
Toronto, ON
M5A 1S4
Their services/programs include:

  • Physicians
  • Dieticians
  • RN’s
  • Psychiatrist
  • Chiropractors Traditional Healers/Helpers (Osh Ka Be Wis)
  • Naturopaths Diabetes Health Educator
  • Chiropodist
  • Dentist
  • FASD Services Diagnostic
  • Walk in clinic

Anishnawbe Health – Charles
4 Charles St E,
Toronto, ON
Their Services Programs include:

  • Culturally-based programming
  • Traditional counselling
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Social worker
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Community Health nurse
  • Recreation activities

Health, cultural, social services

Currently Available in Durham
Aboriginal Specific services and programs

Carea Community Health Centre
115 Grassmere Ave,
Oshawa, ON

  • Family centered primary care, health promotion and health education team of professionals include doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers and health promoters.
  • Diabetes Education Program
  • Liver Health and Hepatitis C Team
  • Counseling Services

Their services/programs include:

  • Durham wide Aboriginal needs assessment – completed
  • Delivery of Big Drum Socials
  • Aboriginal Awareness cultural Training
  • Aboriginal Children Programs
  • Family Gathering Group
  • Aboriginal Youth Program
  • Aboriginal Family Gathering
  • Medicine Wheel Garden
  • Aboriginal Awareness
  • Aboriginal Program Assessment Project

Mental Health Services

Available in Durham (No Specific aboriginal programming)

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
343 Centre South
Oshawa, ON

Their services/programs include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Assertive Community Treatment Teams
  • Community Access Services
  • Community Treatment Orders
  • Family Caregiver Project Team
  • Healthy Living Program
  • Housing Case Manager
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training
  • Nurse Practitioner led Clinic
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Support Groups
  • Individual Counseling


None currently Available in Durham Region

Aboriginal Housing Support Centre

Service Location: Toronto
20 Sewells Road
Toronto, ON
M1B 3G5
Services Available:

Toronto Services/programs include:

  • Assistance in applying for social housing
  • Native housing providers (housing connections)
  • Workshops and support groups for aboriginal tenants) Assistance with apartment searchers and referrals
  • Up to date information about aboriginal agencies that serve the community in Toronto
  • Counseling for families to remain housed that are waiting for non-profit housing


None currently Available in Durham Region

2- Spirited People

Service Location: Toronto
395 Young Street Suite 202
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1Z4
416-944-9300 ext. 222
Toronto Services/programs include:
• HIV/AIDS education
• Outreach
• Prevention
• Support and counseling
• Curriculum Development Program

Legal Services

None currently available in the Durham Region

Aboriginal Legal Services 

Service Location: Toronto
Kimberly Murray
Toronto, ON
M5B 2E7
(416) 408-3967

Aboriginal Legal Services
Their services/programs include:

  • Housing problems and tenant rights
  • Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Plan
  • Indian act matters and status card issues
  • Canada Pension Plan Disabilities
  • Support Plans
  • Police Complaints
  • Criminal Injuries Compensations
  • Human Rights

Aboriginal Court Worker

  • Referral to lawyers on other matters including criminal and family law
  • Explains legal rights to clients and will help them obtain council

Police Services

Aboriginal Peacekeeping Unit

None currently available in Durham

Service Location: Toronto

40 College Street Toronto ON
M5G 2J3
Their services/programs include:

  • Police clinics
  • Project warmth
  • Aboriginal Youth mentoring program
  • Kids and Cops fishing buddies


Updates available via Internet

Chiefs of Ontario
111 Peter Street
Suite 804
Toronto, ON
M5V 2H1

Their services/programs include:

  • The Chiefs of Ontario is comprised of 133 nations and is a political forum and secretariat. For collective decision making, action and advocacy
  • Their website is dedicated to informing people on the latest news and events affecting Aboriginal People.

Shelter & Housing Services- Domestic Violence

Available in Durham

Bethesda House- Bowmanville

PO Box 82
Bowmanville, ON
L1C 3K8

24 hour support line 905-623-6050 (Crisis Phone)

24 hour support line 1-800-338-3397 (toll free)
Their services/programs include:

  • Shelter services
  • 24 hour telephone crisis counseling
  • Child and Youth Worker support to shelter mothers and children
  • 1:1 and group counseling to both shelter and community clients
  • Community-based 1:1 and group counseling for youth (both female and male)
  • Educational workshops and presentations regarding domestic violence/women abuse/relationship abuse/bullying/healthy relationships etc. geared to the specific target audience (i.e., general audience, professional audience, children, youth, etc.)

Durham Region’s Intimate-relationship Violence Empowerment Network(D.R.I.V.E.N)

1320 Airport Blvd.
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7K4
1-877-723-3905 (Toll Free)
905-432-7233 (Office)

Their Services/programs include:

  • Support for victims of intimate relationship violence
  • Medical attention/documentation of injuries
  • Danger assessment and safety plan
  • Housing Assistance
  • Options/Assistance financial difficulties
  • Counseling for women and children
  • Addiction counseling
  • Shelter admission
  • Police consultation
  • Childcare available
  • Coordination to help, leave or deal with current abuse

Available in Toronto:


Service Location: Toronto
1296 Weston
York, ON
M6M 4R3

Anduhyaun Emergency Shelter  provides:

  • Basic needs and support, 24 hours access to counselors, sexual assault service, crisis support and life skills. The shelter is open 24 hours a day.

Neekenaan Second Stage housing:

  • Offers transitional housing for women. They offer safe affordable housing for women and help women find permanent housing. There is no men, partners or ex-partners allowed in the building. There is also no alcohol or drugs tolerated.

Social Services

Available in Durham

Dnaagdawenmag Binoojiijag Child & Family Services
Scugog Island First Nation Office
22600 Island Rd.
Port Perry, ON L9L 1B6
(905) 985-1826 Ext. 223

Services Provided

  • Child and Youth Mental Health & Addictions
  • Family Support Services
  • native Youth Justice Services
  • Youth in Transition

Children’s Aid Society
920 Champlain Court, Whitby, ON
L1N 6K9

Aboriginal services/programs include:

  • The program is designed to ensure that all of our services are provided to the region’s Aboriginals population in a manner that respects their culture, traditions, and needs, both “on” and “off-reserve”
  • Includes a dedicated Metis Family Services Worker and a First nations Aboriginal lawyer to work directly with Durham Region’s Aboriginals population.

Other services/programs available:

  • Family support program
  • High risk infant nurse program
  • On site Health Clinic
  • Pre-Natal Support Program
  • Positive Space


Available in the Durham Region

Aboriginal Voices Radio
PO Box 87, Station East
Toronto, ON
M6H 4E1
Their Services include: Radio station 106.5 FM